The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

July 7, 2012

July 7, 2012 Letters to the editor: Frank Ashton

Tax won’t fall on everyone

Letters to the editor

— The Republicans are determined to make the mandate provision of the Affordable Health Care Act an evil tax that the way they phrase it is a huge tax on all Americans.

This, of course, is a lie which Mitt Romney is a master at making a lie sound reasonable.

The truth is that, yes, it is a tax, but only on those Americans who do not wish to get health insurance even though they are considered poor and will get a subsidy by the federal government to help pay for health insurance. In fact, the amount of people we are talking about would be less than 5 percent of the U.S. population and actually less in that most people after doing the math would see it benefits them to get insurance.

The bigger issue is what do you get for your money? There are many issues that are beneficial but the following are especially important:

You don’t have to take my word. Go on, Google and type in what is in the Affordable Care Act.

Frank Ashton